Description: A year ago, every public school student in New York State fell under the watchful eye of InBloom, a data analytics company. Schools sent the company an enormous batch of data spanning 400-odd fields that included a wide range of personal details, from test scores and special-education enrollment to whether kids got free lunches. The idea was to compile enough information so teachers or software could tailor assignments to each student’s needs.
Date: May 01, 2014
Questions for Discussions:
- Is the research gained by this project valid and worthwhile?
- Could management have found a strategy to assure client users that their privacy would be secure?
- What is the lesson learned here for other organizations responsible for securing client users’ data?